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Oct'17

FREE VEX Webinars to learn ROBOTC programming!

Starting in late October we will be offering FREE ROBOTC webinars to help you learn how to program your solution for the VEX Virtual Competitions. Live instructors will guide you on topics such as: Setting up your CS2N account Getting started with Robot Virtual Worlds and ROBOTC Debugging your code …

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25

Aug'17

Robotics Academy Fall VEX Online Training starts soon!

Robotics Academy FALL VEX Online Training Starts Soon! See what people are saying about our trainings: “GREAT WORKSHOP! You guys were very well prepared and professional! Would recommend highly to anyone!” “The training has greatly helped me and given me more confidence to teach and relate to the subject. I …

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20

Mar'17

CS2N: Pushing Forward Automated Assessments in the Classroom

Robotics Academy researchers have developed innovative technologies to motivate and assess students. These technologies enable teachers to spend more time helping and motivating students and less time assessing them. The research team is in the process of completing a total upgrade to CS2N and is looking for test classrooms. These …

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16

Mar'17

Pittsburgh Area – May Madness 2017 Info!

We are excited to announce the Sarah Heinz House May Madness event for 2017! This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 13th at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. To sign up or for more info, visit the Sarah Heinz House’s May Madness page!    

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15

Dec'16

Introducing Students to Text-Based Robot Programming

The first time that you introduce students to text based robot programming can be overwhelming for novice programmers. When they look at the code they see different colored words that they may or may not understand. The words are grouped in ways that initially have no rhyme or reason. The …

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06

Dec'16

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

Happy Computer Science Week! Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a new basic skill that all kids should develop. Most teachers, including myself, never formerly studied computer science or computational thinking and so it takes a bit of our personal time to decipher what this means to me as …

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26

Oct'16

Honda Robotics Competition

Honda North America is having a new contest where STEM students can win a visit from Honda Robotics products including ASIMO! They are looking for robotics or engineering students to do a video, photo or essay detailing how they think the world will be affected by robotics by the year …

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06

Aug'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Competition Programming

The latest chapter within the VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum is now available … Competition Programming! Located in the Engineering Section, this chapter includes lessons designed to help students prepare their programs for a VEX Competition. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: Creating a Competition Legal Program with the …

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21

Jul'15

RSOL with SHARP Team 3260 – New Video!

First off, WOW! We can’t believe it is almost the end of the July. Time flies when you’re programming robots! How’s the Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) going for you? Have a favorite challenge or chapter? Let us know on our Facebook page! We are really excited to have SHARP Team 3260 from …

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27

Jun'15

RSOL with SHARP Team 3260 Ep. 1

The Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) is underway and tons of users are learning how to program all summer long. We are really excited to welcome SHARP Team 3260 from Pittsburgh, PA to the RSOL team as they share their first episode with this user-interest created series. Have a question about a challenge …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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